Text: H.Con.Res.313 — 102nd Congress (1991-1992)All Information (Except Text)

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HCON 313 IH
102d CONGRESS
2d Session
H. CON. RES. 313
Expressing the sense of the Congress that the United States should not
recognize the government of the former Yugoslavian Republic under the name
Macedonia.
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
April 29, 1992
Mr. MANTON submitted the following concurrent resolution; which was referred
to the Committee on Foreign Affairs
CONCURRENT RESOLUTION
Expressing the sense of the Congress that the United States should not
recognize the government of the former Yugoslavian Republic under the name
Macedonia.
Whereas the name Macedonia, the birthplace of Alexander the Great, has
described Northern Greece for more than 2500 years;
Whereas Yugoslavian dictator Marshal Tito first applied the Macedonian name
to the region of Skopje in 1945 as part of a imperialist plan to expand his
empire into Greek territory;
Whereas United States opposition to Yugoslavian efforts to claim the name
Macedonia began in 1944 when Secretary of State Edward Stettinius, Jr.,
stated that the United States Government `considers the talk of Macedonia
`nation', Macedonian `fatherland', or Macedonian `national consciousness' to
be unjustified demagoguery representing no ethnic or political reality and sees
in its present revival a possible cloak for aggressive actions against Greece';
Whereas more than 100,000 Greeks subsequently died in a civil war instigated
and supported by the invented Macedonian nation and its inventor Tito;
Whereas strong evidence in Skopje of continued expansionist interests against
Greek territory includes the 1990 electoral platform of the V.M.R.O., the
political party which has the largest number of seats in Skopje's parliament
which said, `Elements of the Macedonian nation which live under occupational
rule in Greece, Bulgaria and Albania are not an ethnic minority, but just
occupied and enslaved parts of the Macedonian nation'; and
Whereas United States recognition of a Yugoslavian entity bearing the name
Macedonia could politically destabilize Greece and injure our United State's
important strategic relationship with this loyal North Atlantic Treaty
Organization ally: Now, therefore, be it
  Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That the
  United States should not recognize the government of the former Yugoslavian
  Republic of Skopje until that government adopts constitutional and political
  guarantees ensuring that it has no territorial claims toward Greece and
  refrains from the use of the name Republic of Macedonia which implies a
  territorial claim against our ally Greece.

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